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New, mesmerising drone footage shows just how big SA’s new R4 billion radio telescope is

These dishes listen to the very faint radio signals coming from far-away stars and galaxies.

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SA celebrates MeerKAT launch with dramatic Milky Way black hole image

2018-07-13 09:02

South Africa has officially unveiled its MeerKAT radio telescope and it has produced the clearest image yet of the super massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.

 

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, courtesy of Africa's new super telescope

2018-07-13 10:24

The composite captures the Milky Way, 25,000 light-years away from Earth.

On Friday SA unveils the R4.4 billion MeerKAT telescope. Here’s what it’s for.

2018-07-12 06:29

Astronomers will use the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to help probe the history of the universe – and figure out where the fuel for forming stars is coming from.

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